Past events

Agribusiness outlook: investment, innovation and growth

NSW
Jul 18
CEDA's NSW annual Agribusiness outlook returns to examine drivers of growth in one of Australia's most important sectors.

Speakers

David Irvine AO, Chairman, Foreign Investment Review Board
Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Ltd
Michael Whitehead, Director - Agribusiness Insights, ANZ

The future of freight

VIC
Jul 17
CEDA welcomes industry leaders to discuss emerging issues and opportunities in Australia's transport, freight and logistics sector.

Speakers

Alex Foulds, Executive Director, Surface Transport Policy Division, Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development
John Fullerton, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Australian Rail Track Corporation
Dr Don Gunasekera, Research Fellow, Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics, Deakin University

Defence sustainment and maintenance

WA
Jul 13
CEDA welcomes industry heavy weights, research leaders and policy experts to discuss the latest research, issues, opportunities and policy settings for the defence sector in Western Australia and Australia.

Speakers

The Hon. Paul Papalia CSC, MLA, WA Minister for Defence Issues; Minister for Tourism; Racing and Gaming; Small Business; Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs
Serge DeSilva-Ranasinghe, Defence Analyst and Consultant
Senator Linda Reynolds CSC, Senator for Western Australia

2017 Queensland Economic Development Forum

QLD
Jul 13
CEDA's annual Queensland Economic Development Forum presents leading ideas for whole of state growth, focusing on the development of regional Queensland and strong policy for the future.

Speakers

Cr Paul Antonio, Mayor, Toowoomba Regional Council
Peter Crone, Chief Economist, Coles Group
Andrew Harding, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Aurizon

Building long-term community success in future cities

NSW
Jul 12
CEDA NSW/ACT is delighted to welcome Gary White, Chief Planner, NSW Department of Planning and Environment to the 2017 Trustee program.

Speakers

Gary White, Chief Planner, NSW Department of Planning

Australia's innovation catalyst

QLD
Jul 12
As lead of CSIRO's Innovation and Entrepreneurial Program Dr Elizabeth Eastland will speak on CSIRO's national and global market analysis of innovation and investable ventures.

Speakers

Dr Anne-Maree Dowd, Executive Manager, Planning Performance and Evaluation Strategy, Market Vision and Innovation, CSIRO

Energy market outlook

VIC
Jul 11
What are the future scenarios for electricity and gas markets? Join new AEMO Chief Executive Audrey Zibelman for insights into supply, demand and new opportunities in Australia's energy market.

Speakers

Audrey Zibelman, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Energy Market Operator
Nino Ficca, Managing Director, AusNet Services

Educating an international workforce

QLD
Jul 11
With extensive international and diplomatic experience Peter Varghese AO will discuss the push for Australia's education sector to be ever more innovative, future focused and globally engaged.

Speakers

Peter Varghese AO, Chancellor, The University of Queensland

Disruption, innovation and connection

WA
Jul 10
Innovation is disrupting almost every industry across the world. This event will focus on global 'smart' initiatives, emerging technologies, strategic urban planning and designs, policies and the investment needed to develop best practice in WA.

Speakers

Jeff Connolly, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens and Chairman, Prime Minister's Industry 4.0 Taskforce
Lisa Dykes, State Manager - Business Development, ESRI Australia
Pascal Felix, Intelligent Infrastructure Executive, WSP

Women in Leadership: strengthening women's economic security

ACT
Jul 6
CEDA returns to Canberra for it's annual Women in Leadership discussion to examine women's economic security and gender inequality in the workforce and in retirement.

Speakers

Libby Lyons, Director, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)
Ian Yates AM, Chief Executive, Council of the Ageing Australia (COTA)
Sawsan Howard, General Manager - Corporate Affairs, Australian Super

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